Yom Sheini, 15 Iyyar 5779
Monday, 20 May 2019
Statement from Jewish community leaders on the situation in Israel and Gaza

We the undersigned representatives of different denominations within the British Jewish community make the following statement on the current situation in Israel and Gaza:

"In these painful times we regret the loss of all innocent life. Our thoughts are with all those who grieve and we fervently pray that we soon see a just and lasting peace for all in the region."

Rabbi Danny Rich
(Chief Executive, Liberal Judaism)

Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
(Senior Rabbi, Masorti Judaism)

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner
(Senior Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism)

Lucian Hudson
(Chair, Liberal Judaism)

Clive Sheldon QC, Nick Gendler
(Co-Chairs, Masorti Judaism)

Robert Weiner
(Chair, Movement for Reform Judaism)

David Dangoor
(Chair, Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation)